History of your Surname
Get access to Caston family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Caston Family History

Caston Surname Meaning

English (Norfolk): habitational name from a place in Norfolk named Caston from an unattested Old English personal name Catt or the Old Norse personal name Káti + Old English tūn ‘farmstead settlement’. Alternatively sometimes a topographic name of Norman origin for someone who lived by a notable tree from Anglo-Norman French casteyn ‘chestnut tree’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Easton, Caton, Baston, Cayton, Cason, Catton, Aston, Calton, Ruston

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Caston family from?

You can see how Caston families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Caston family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Caston families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 114 Caston families living in London. This was about 27% of all the recorded Caston's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Caston families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Caston surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Caston ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Caston. 43% of Caston men worked as a Bricklayer and 77% of Caston women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Caston were Builders Labourer and Housewife. .

View Census Data for Caston | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bricklayer
    43%
  • Bank Clerk
    29%
  • Builders Labourer
    29%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    77%
  • Unpaid Domestic D
    3%
  • Retired
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Caston family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Caston. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Caston census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search UK census records for Caston

Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Caston. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Caston immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Caston. For the veterans among your Caston ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Caston military records

You've only scratched the surface of Caston family history

Discover More

What is the average Caston lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Caston life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Caston in 1948 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Caston

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Caston family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Caston last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial